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Now in November - Josephine Winslow Johnson, Nancy Hoffman
Now in November
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   Brilliant, evocative, poetic, savage, this Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel (1934) depicts a white, middle-class urban family that is turned into dirt-poor farmers by the Depression and the great drought of the thirties. The novel moves through a single year and, at the same time, a decade... show more
   Brilliant, evocative, poetic, savage, this Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel (1934) depicts a white, middle-class urban family that is turned into dirt-poor farmers by the Depression and the great drought of the thirties. The novel moves through a single year and, at the same time, a decade of years, from the spring arrival of the family at their mortgaged farm to the winter 10 years later, when the ravages of drought, fire, and personal anguish have led to the deaths of two of the five. Like Ethan Frome, the relatively brief, intense story evokes the torment possible among people isolated and driven by strong feelings of love and hate that, unexpressed, lead inevitably to doom. Reviewers in the thirties praised the novel, calling its prose "profoundly moving music," expressing incredulity "that this mature style and this mature point of view are those of a young women in her twenties," comparing the book to "the luminous work of Willa Cather," and, with prescience, suggesting that it "has that rare quality of timelessness which is the mark of first-rate fiction."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781558610354 (1558610359)
ASIN: 1558610359
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson
This is a forgotten Pulitzer Prize winner from the 1930s, probably too obscure to call a classic. It depicts a family struggling to get by on their farm in the early years of the Great Depression, through the eyes of the middle of three daughters. And it's a pretty good book: well written, and wit...
Merle
Merle rated it
3.0 Now in November
This is a forgotten Pulitzer Prize winner from the 1930s, probably too obscure to call a classic. It depicts a family struggling to get by on their farm in the early years of the Great Depression, through the eyes of the middle of three daughters.And it's a pretty good book: well written, and with s...
Julie's Books
Julie's Books rated it
4.0 Now in November
I enjoyed the book...such a sad story with a twinge of hope in the end.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Opening: Now in November I can see our years as a whole.This autumn is like both an end and a beginning to our lives, and those days which seemed confused with the blur of all things too near and too familiar are clear and strange now.Well over expected enjoyment levels with this and I just so love ...
Ladybug's Doodles
Ladybug's Doodles rated it
3.0 Now in November
It was ok, but very disjointed. I had a hard time following the book.
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